Contessa 28


This Doug Peterson design was a reasonably sharp performer on the club circuit, which could also do duty as a safe, manageable and docile family cruiser. Slightly heavy steering and an awkward interior prevented her becoming as successful as some of her sisters. She has 5 or 6 berths, a small galley and a clumsy fold-down chart table arrangement. Original equipment and inventory was good and included self-tailing winches and even lee cloths. She is a reasonable sea-boat.

LOA 8.43m (27ft 8in), LWL 6.71m (22ft), beam 2.88m (9ft 5in), draught 1.49m
(4ft10in), displacement 3,161kg (6,970lb). Price guide: £14,000 to £19,000. YM Test Report December 1997.